Agriculture and Rural Development

Sustainable agriculture remains key to inclusive and green growth. Given the economic dependence of the developing world’s population on this sector, it becomes crucial for development actors to tackle relevant issues faced by farmers and rural businesses and provide appropriate solutions. Placing value in whole-of-society approach, ASSIST has forged partnerships with public and private sector players in rolling-out various interventions.


ASSIST through its expert network and strong community partners has helped highland vegetable farmers improve farm productivity through climate smart practices in the Philippines; introduced smart mechanization among medium-hold farmers in South Asia; brought in innovative and renewable technologies for effective crop input management; created post-harvest value addition through low-cost and sustainable technologies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia; improved market linkages and promoted value-chain approaches among agri-based enterprises; and built capacities of extension agencies to continuously support the farming communities.

We always bear in mind that proposed solutions should go hand-in-hand with achieving national roadmaps and sustainable development. Through our agriculture and rural development projects, ASSIST has helped achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals.


Zero Hunger (SDG 2)

Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8)

Partnership for the Goals (SDG 17)


Smallholder farms are heavily dependent on creating economic value out of their agricultural produce. It is crucial that they employ…

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Agri-Business and Value Chain Development

Sustainable farm-to-fork systems lead to economically empowered rural value chains. ASSIST strengthens these ties by establishing socio-economic models that enable…

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Agri-Institutional Development

ASSIST supports national governments in the achievement of goals and roadmaps for the agricultural sector. We promote systemic collaboration and…

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